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Class A drugs are deemed to be the most harmful types of drugs which is why they are usually dealt with as being the most serious of all the drug classes.
Drugs that have been given a Class A classification under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 include: -
- Crack Cocaine
- Magic Mushrooms
- Meth Amphetamine (Crystal Meth)
- Any Class B drug that has been prepared for injection
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In order of severity, as viewed by the court, offences for Class A controlled drugs include Possession, Possession With Intent to Supply, Importation / Exportation and the Production of illegal drugs.
If found guilty of an offence, sentencing for Class A drugs can be severe and involve long term imprisonment. If you, a family member are facing an investigation, interview under caution or have been charged with any of the above offence you need to speak to an experienced criminal defence firm as soon as possible.
At MJP solicitors we have many years experience in defending controlled drug charges at the police station and at court. Our services are available throughout England and Wales including North West, Liverpool and Wirral so if you need advice or representation you can speak to our specialist solicitors on 0333 011 0515. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Possession of a Class A drug occurs when somebody has a controlled substance in their physical possession such as having it in their pocket. This is usually a small amount and not enough to raise suspicion of any dealing.
The penalty for the possession of a Class A drug is up to seven years imprisonment or an unlimited fine, or both.
Possession With Intent to Supply
Possession with intent supply is also known as dealing. This offence occurs when someone is in physical possession of a controlled substance but it is believed that the amount they have on them is more than what can be described as personal use.
The penalty for the possession with intent supply Class A drug is up to life imprisonment or an unlimited fine, or both.
Manufacture / Production of Class A Drugs
The manufacture or production of a controlled substance is taken very seriously in the eyes of the criminal law. A production charge may come about even if you were not involved directly with the process of manufacturing the class A drug. An example of this being to allow your property to be used for this offence.
The penalty for producing Class A drugs is up to life imprisonment or an unlimited fine, or both.
Conspiracy to Import Class A Drugs
Also known as drug trafficking and along with these charges may come others such as conspiracy to import drugs or to supply drugs. Usually these cases involve a large quantity of drugs and are seen to be essential part to the drug trade and for that reason are seen as the most serious when it comes to offences involving Class A drugs.
The penalty for importing / exporting Class A drugs is up to life imprisonment or an unlimited fine, or both.
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